Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in

Día de los Muertos has become a significant part of the cultural identity of Tucson and the Southwest region of the United States.  This Mexican festivity is celebrated on November 1st and followed by Día de Todos los Niños on November 2nd to remember family members and friends who are no longer with us.  Traditionally, families build private altars with sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods or drinks for the deceased, which are taken to the graves to honor them.